Medical-pot limit needs to be larger, Health Department forum says

How much is enough?

• The state of Washington considered allowing a patient to keep 35 ounces of marijuana and 100 square feet of growing space for plants.

• Gov. Chris Gregoire supports a new plan that would allow 24 ounces, up to six mature plants and up to 18 immature plants.

• Medical marijuana supporters are suggesting a limit of 71 ounces and 99 plants.

Twitter Whore for Hemp

Okay, not really for hemp ... and yeah, it's completely off topic, but if it lightens the mood long enough to open the opportunity to move forward, I'm all for it. Besides, it's just absurdly hilarious. At least I thought so. Feel free to flame away in the the comments if you strongly disagree.

Budgetary Implications of Marijuana Prohibition: An Economic Analysis

Costs of Marijuana Prohibition: Economic Analysis: "Milton Friedman, 500 Economists Call for Marijuana Regulation Debate; New Report Projects $10-14 Billion Annual Savings and Revenues Savings/Revenues Projected in New Study by Harvard Economist Could Pay For:

** Implementing Required Port Security Plans in Just One Year
** Securing Soviet-Era 'Loose Nukes' in Under Three Years

Replacing marijuana prohibition with a system of taxation and regulation similar to that used for alcoholic beverages would produce combined savings and tax revenues of between $10 billion and $14 billion per year, finds a June 2005 report by Dr. Jeffrey Miron, visiting professor of economics at Harvard University."

Gunman Kills Arkansas Democratic Party Chairman -

Still think it's just a game out there. Just a petty endless war of mere words?

The terrorists are not just hunkered in caves in Afghanistan; they are brazenly terrorizing the streets of Arkansas, USA.

No, it's been ON for quite some time, friends. So may I ask once again plead that we please ALL REGISTER TO VOTE RIGHT NOW if we haven't already done so and please make sure that everyone you know mobilizes to do the same.

We simply cannot afford to let them have even ONE SINGLE EXCUSE to keep the current cronies in power, which is exactly how they will count my missing vote.

Which Presidential Candidate is for Decriminalization?

As far as I know, Talk of the Nation, August 13 program is the only place airing this information. The candidate is Ralph Nader. Now, before you just double over in laughter, it's vitally important that we UNDERSTAND THIS ISSUE as Nader so clearly articulates it.

We have to be careful about falling into the media's depiction of our competitive election system. Just because "for all practical matters" third parties can't win does not mean that third parties can't CONTRIBUTE and INFLUENCE elections is vitally important and substantive ways.

The streaming audio will be available here after 6pm ET today. Please consider listening to the first fifteen minutes, where Citizen Candidate Nader cuts right to the chase concerning this vital election year issue.

Mayor wants federal probe after SWAT raids house, kills dogs

How are people STILL not flooding the streets over this issue
  • Raid carried out after marijuana package mailed to home of Mayor Cheye Calvo
  • Deputies said they shot Calvo's dogs because they felt threatened by them
  • Calvo says he and his mother-in-law were handcuffed next to dog's carcass
  • Sheriff's Department expresses sympathy, doesn't apologize
Utterly revolting. What can we do about it?
“There’s a time when the operation of the machine becomes so odious, makes you so sick at heart, that you can't take part, you can’t even passively take part, and you’ve got to put your bodies upon the gears and upon the wheels, upon the levers, upon all the apparatus, and you’ve got to make it stop! And you’ve got to indicate to the people who run it, to the people who own it, that unless you’re free, the machine will be prevented from working at all!” -- Mario Savio

Perseverance? THIS is perseverance.

But don't pay attention to a guy like this in the Presidential debates. No, he's dorky looking. No, he's a nerd. No, he's DOING THE RIGHT THING regardless of the intimidation leveled by millions of dumbfounded dipshits.

Click to SEND EMAIL to Speaker of the House Pelosi right now, insisting that the Articles of Impeachment be acted upon in full compliance with the law and the Will of the People who demand it!

REUTERS! On America's never-ending prohibition

0WASHINGTON (Reuters) - America's alcohol prohibition lasted 13 years, filled the country's prisons, inspired contempt for the law among millions, bred corruption and produced Al Capone. What it did not do was keep Americans from drinking.

America's marijuana prohibition drew into its 72nd year this month. It has created a huge underground industry catering to users, helped the U.S. prison population balloon into the world's largest, and diverted the resources of American law enforcement. What it has not done is keep Americans from using marijuana.

On the contrary. Since 1937, the year marijuana was outlawed, its use in the United States has gone up by 4,000 percent, according to the Marijuana Policy Project, a Washington-based lobby group which advocates regulating the drug similar to alcohol. A recent World Health Organization study of marijuana use in 17 countries placed Americans at the top of the list.

The 1920-1933 prohibition on the sale, production and transportation of alcohol is now seen as a dismal failure of social engineering. Will the prohibition on marijuana ever be seen in a similar light?

Read the Full Coverage: America's never-ending prohibition: Bernd Debusmann | Special Coverage | Reuters

Federales Raid San Diego Dispensaries

Three more people arrested in raids at marijuana dispensaries in San Diego.

This is why we REALLY REALLY REALLY need to support the Federal Legislation highlighted here. Please. These three people are probably headed for VERY LONG federal sentences and it is only up to US ... those making the sacrifice to follow the current law, while FIGHTING TO CHANGE IT EVERY DAY ... to free them.

WE ARE THE ONLY ONES who can ever possibly free these political prisoners. We are every bit in the same role as those who fought so long against the wrongful political incarceration of Nelson Mandela.

Marijuana Prohibition should infuriate our Patriotic Moral Conscience every bit as much as apartheid enraged Patriotic South Africans.

It truly is a war, a preemptive and unprovoked one waged against our own Citizens, and only by fighting nobly and without retreat can we ever stand a chance of evicting the imperialist aggressor within and once again assume the rightful democratic rule of our own great nation.

Today is THE Day we End Prohibition

Yes, after nearly a quarter century of sacrifice and effort, we NOW HAVE FEDERAL LEGISLATION TO END PROHIBITION working its way through the Congressional committee process!

What we must do: simply send this letter, already written for you, to YOUR congress person. It only takes a few minutes.

Yes, we will need to be on our best behavior once we are on this self-identified HIT LIST of activists. But GODDAMN if I will let them continue to terrorize my friends, family, and descendants on into history.

I have EVERY OBLIGATION to make this world safer and saner for my children and grand children, and so the small sacrifice of staying off their unjust radar long enough to CHANGE THE STUPIDITY is far more than worth my sacrifice.

We've worked more than 24 years for this, and now is the time to act with the full force of our collective People Power!

Dear Hypocrisy Machine: "It is time to give up -- YOU ARE TOAST."

Holy F*ing Shite! If this isn't worthy of the old 60's pejorative, "Ignorant F*ing P*G," than I don't know what is! ROTFLMAO!!!

The thing is, almost ALL OF US know cops that do the same thing *and* who often then share with US, just because we are on their "good side." This bullshit game is SO OVER. OMG, THIS IS BEYOND HILARIOUS!!!

Congressman Barney Frank, "the fact that you'd lock people up for smoking marijuana is DUMB!" OUR MOST PATRIOTIC CONGRESSMAN'S WORDS!

Federal Legislation Introduced to END PROHIBITION!

An historic Marijuana bill sparks debate among CNN iReporters, and poses the most significant chance at real progress in our lifetimes. On July 30, 2008:
  • House Rep. Barney Frank introduced a bill (HR 5843; 93% in favor on GovIT!) legalizing marijuana possession
  • asked iReporters to share their views on legalizing recreational pot use
  • The overwhelming majority of iReporters who responded favor legalization
  • iReport: What is your take on the pot debate? Be a part of the conversation
Become a PART OF THE SOLUTION! Obey the law today, so you can BOLDLY AND BRAZENLY WRITE TO YOUR CONGRESS PERSON by using this easy form we can all ACT AND VOTE WITH "Shock and Awe" to end the Reign of Terror that is creating criminals out of many of our most promising teens and young adults.

Why are they our most promising? Because the MOST PROMISING amongst us have always investigated and pursued the TRUTH above all else. And the TRUTH is that marijuana prohibition is sapping the resources of our prison system, pushing dangerous violent criminals onto the streets all in the name of defending hypocritical antebellum morals that have absolutely nothing to do with the scientific classification of similar substances.

Alcohol and tobacco are both arguably FAR WORSE for humans in many respects, and the public paranoia over marijuana has persisted for far too long.

Free at last ... free at last ... thank GAWD almighty, we will soon be FREE AT LAST!